Microsoft has announced record losses for the first quarter 2003. This has been attributed to the amount of lost revenue causes by file-sharing software programs, namely Kazaa and Emule. A spokesperson talking to a press conference at Microsoft’s head quarters, has announced that the long awaited release of its new operating system will have anti file-sharing coding. This coding will affectively prevent peer2peer applications from running without first registering and paying Microsoft for an application license. This license, a break through in software security will link itself directly to the registered users IP address. A plug-in will automatically notify Microsoft of any changes to the IP address and update the license, allowing the user to continue using the software. With each connection an information file containing a list of new files on the users hard drive will be forwarded to Microsoft, who in turn will notify the RIAA of any copyrighted infringement.
Looks like our days are numbered!